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John Allan, CBE

John was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 August 2014 and became Chairman on 12th November 2014.

He is also Chairman of Tesco plc and London First, and is a Non- Executive Director of Worldpay where he was formerly Chairman.

Previously, amongst other senior roles, he was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the enlarged Dixons Carphone.  He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the supply chain logistics company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care and a non-executive director of the Home Office Supervisory Board. He has been a non-executive director at: Royal Mail Group, PHS Group, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i and Connell.

His early career was spent with Lever Brothers, Bristol-Myers Company and Fine Fare. John is a graduate, and now a Regent, of the University of Edinburgh.

David Thomas
Group Chief Executive

David Thomas was appointed Group Chief Executive on 1 July 2015. Prior to this David was Group Finance Director for almost six years, having been appointed to the role on 21 July 2009.

David was formerly the Group Finance Director and the Deputy Chief Executive of The GAME Group plc. Before that he was the Group Finance Director at Millennium and Copthorne Hotels plc and held senior financial roles with House of Fraser plc and Forte plc.

Steven Boyes
Chief Operating Officer & Deputy Chief Executive

Steven Boyes was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 July 2001 and was responsible for the Group’s operations in the North.

On 5 July 2012, Steven Boyes became the Group’s Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for all of the Group’s housebuilding operations nationally. Steven joined the Group in 1978 and became Technical Director and then Managing Director of Barratt York before being appointed Regional Director for Barratt Northern in 1999. Steven is also Deputy Chief Executive for the Group.

Jessica White
Chief Financial Officer

Jessica joined the Group in 2007 as Head of Financial Accounting. She was promoted to Group Financial Controller in 2010 before being appointed Chief Financial Officer on 22 June 2017.

Prior to this, Jessica held various positions at Wilson Bowden PLC (2005-2007) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (2000-2005).

Richard Akers
Senior Independent Director

Richard Akers was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 2 April 2012 and became the Group’s Senior Independent Director on 16 November 2016. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration and the Safety, Health and Environmental Committees and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Richard is a member of the Advisory Board for Battersea Power Station Development Company, is a director of Emaar Malls Group PSJC, and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Richard was a senior executive of Land Securities Group plc (1995-2014), succeeding to the main Board in May 2005 following his appointment as Managing Director of the Retail Portfolio.

Tessa Bamford
Non-Executive Director

Tessa Bamford was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2009 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Tessa is also a Non-Executive Director of Wolseley plc, a consultant at Spencer Stuart and a Governor of the British Institute of Florence. Tessa was formerly a Director of Cantos Communications Limited and a Director of J Henry Schroder & Co.

Nina Bibby
Non-Executive Director

Nina Bibby was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 3 December 2012 and became a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees with effect from the same date.

Nina is the Marketing and Consumer Director at O2 (Telefonica UK), with commercial profit and loss accountability for the consumer mobile business. She also has responsibility for brand, marketing communications, business intelligence, devices and sustainability. Previously, she was Global Chief Marketing Officer at Barclaycard, the payments subsidiary of Barclays plc. Prior to Barclaycard, Nina was Senior Vice President, Global Brand Management at InterContinental Hotels Group plc. Before that Nina spent 9 years at Diageo, where she was latterly Commercial Strategy Director.

Jock Lennox
Non-Executive Director

Jock Lennox was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2016 and Chairman of the Audit Committee on 16 November 2016. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Jock is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dixons Carphone plc, Enquest plc and Hill & Smith Holdings plc. He is also the Chairman of trustees at the Tall Ships Youth Trust. Jock stepped down as the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Oxford Instruments plc in September 2016 and as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of A&J Mucklow Group plc in November 2016.

Tina Bains
Group Company Secretary

Tina joined the Group in 2008 as Assistant Company Secretary. She was promoted to Deputy Company Secretary in 2011 and subsequently to the role of Group Company Secretary on 1 January 2016. Prior to this, Tina has held various Company Secretarial positions within the private and professional services sectors including TMF Corporate Secretarial Services Limited (2006-2008) and Ernst & Young LLP (2001-2006). Tina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.